Get multitouch gestures onto the tx series touchpads

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  1. pff1029

    pff1029 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    If you have the Synaptics touchpad drivers installed from the HP website, download their Scrybe program from www.uscrybe.com. While Scrybe is kind of flaky as a gesture-enabled shortcut and app launcher, the included touchpad gesture package allows all kinds of multitouch gestures on any make and model of laptop with generic Synaptics hardware:

    Two-finger vert./horiz. scrolling
    Three-finger swipe, tap, and press & hold
    Chiral scrolling
    Rotate CW/CCW (only gesture that's still flaky)

    You can keep Scrybe from opening in the tray at boot and still keep the gesture control. I've removed all the scroll zones and shortcut zones on my touchpad and reclaimed a good deal of space by using gestures.
     
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    oh my gawd.

    folks it really works (and great at that too)

    I think pc's just won...
    -Tyler

    I'm going to test this with an early 2000's laptop and see if it works
     
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    pff1029 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Was your first test machine the tx2510? That's my laptop, too, and I can't seem to get rotate working just yet. Did you?

    I really wish Alps had something like this for its older supported hardware, because I'd jump on it, quick. Multitouch is way better on a larger touchpad like the one on my 4.5 year-old Inspiron.
     
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    I couldn't get the rotate to work either. The double and three finger gestures work fine.

    Good find.
     
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    I realize I must credit Lifehacker for finding the original story yesterday about hacked drivers that allowed multitouch on all Synaptics hardware. But it was a commenter who suggested trying Scrybe, and I figured it was the only other thing I could do after the original hack seemed to fail (possibly due to complications with the x64 version of the driver).

    Also in the LH article was a program called TwoFingerScroll that provides special finger taps and more granular scroll speed and acceleration controls. It was only suggested if two-finger scrolling didn't work after installing Scrybe, but I still installed it. I love that I have a gesture for the middle click now, and I use it all the time with Firefox and the Win 7 taskbar.
     
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    I'll download the driver and see what happens.
     
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    this works on just about any synaptics touch pad.

    works perfect on my mid 2001 zombie pc (works perfect at that)

    just thought I'd give you guys a heads up :)
    -Tyler
     
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    Tiezep, is rotate working on the zombie PC? I want to switch tabs in Firefox, dammit!
     
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